9:22am PT by Lindsay Powers
CBS Picks Up 'Same Name' Reality Show
CBS has picked up Same Name for the summer.
The reality show features celebrities who swap places with strangers who share the same name. The pilot episode stars David Hasselhoff, who travels to Lake Jackson, Texas town (population: 27,614) to meet and trade lives with an electrical technician and landscaper.
"They may have the same names but their lives couldn't be more different," says Jennifer Bresnan, CBS evp of alternative programming. "Walking in each other's shoes and experiencing their home life, work and other activities reveals moments of humor, laughter and unexpected emotion."
Cris Abrego and Eugene Young will produce the hourlong show for Cris Abrego Productions, LLC. Fax Bahr and Adam Small served as executive producers on the pilot.